Guest Lecture: Racial Banishment: The Housing Question in Postcolonial America

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Campus Gamla torget, Uppsala University Room Brusewitz
  • Lecturer: Ananya Roy, Professor of Urban Planning, Social Welfare, and Geography and The Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Inequality and Democracy at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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  • Organiser: Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR)
  • Contact person: Jeannette Escanilla
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This talk is concerned with dispossession and displacement in the contemporary American metropolis.  Eschewing familiar vocabularies of eviction and gentrification, I emphasize processes of state-instituted violence against targeted bodies and communities.  Conceptualizing such dispossession as racial banishment, I situate the contemporary housing question within the long histories of racial capitalism and a postcolonial critique of liberal democracy.

Organizer: Uppsala University, Institute for Housing and Urban Research, IBF  in collaboration with The Center for Multidisciplinary research on Racism, CEMFOR and The Department of Social and Economic Geography.